10 Design reveals plans for new South Bay waterfront in Shenzhen

The Yantian suburb of Shenzhen is on the South Bay, across from Hong Kong (10 Design)
Architect 10 Design has revealed its regeneration plan for a waterfront site to the east of Shenzhen. The Yantian Old Market Town is an industrial suburb experiencing rapid growth.

The plans cover a 97,000 sq m area on the Starling Inlet, near the Yantian Container Terminal.

The aim is to use the district’s reputation for seafood, its market and its hiking trails to create a cultural destination.

The main elements of the scheme are four high-rise residential towers, connected by a skydeck at a height of about 100m.

This deck contains private facilities for those living in the towers, and also offers public access via separate lifts.

The towers are also connected to the nearby metro station by way of a “Festival Street” that guides pedestrians to the waterfront.

There is also a podium mall, next to a seafood wholesale market, which provides catches for restaurants and interactive shops, which 10 Design says offer an “immersive and authentic sea-to-table dining experience”.

The mall has open terraces extending southward to the sea. These floating decks contain public amenities, and offer space for gatherings and festivities.

The masterplan also encompasses a neighbouring fishing village, where ageing structures will be transformed into leisure and retail offerings.

According to 10 Design, the plan “encourages exploration along the narrow alleys and typhoon shelter, immersing visitors in the idyllic ambiance and traditional culture of coastal fishing communities”.

The company did not say what the investment value of the scheme was, nor when work would start or finish. The client is Shenzhen Haohaonian Investment and the gross floor area of the buildings is 530,000 sq m.

10 Design is based in China, but is a subsidiary of French consultant Egis.

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